Jenson Button, born 19 January 1980 in Frome, Somerset, is a British racing driver. He competed in 17 seasons in Formula 1 from 2000 to 2016 and made 305 starts. He became world champion in 2009 at the wheel of a Brawn-Mercedes. He has been a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) since 2009.
I’ve had some really frustrating moments in my career, I’d look in the mirror and think: “Why am I not fast enough?”.
Jenson Button adopted a gentle riding style, preferring finesse to aggression, which allowed him to optimise his tyre management and take advantage of the difficult weather conditions.
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Button lived in Monaco for many years. His hobbies include mountain biking, triathlons and body boarding. After retiring in 2016, he returned for a one-off participation in the Monaco Grand Prix in 2017.